Despite their claims to the contrary in the preceding weeks, world-renowned rock band U2 performed at today's Apple event after all. But it wasn't just a entertainment gimmick. Apple CEO Tim Cook joined U2 frontman Bono on stage to announce that every user of iTunes gets the band's latest album "Songs of Innocence" entirely for free today.
Worried about keeping up with all the Apple news from next week's big Sept. 9 event? Worry no more — Apple has officially announced it will be livestreaming the event at 10AM Pacific time directly from Apple.com.
Word around the campfire has it that Apple's March 7 press event in San Francisco will mark the debut of a third-generation iPad. Given the nature of the event's marketing artwork, it's a sure bet that Tim Cook and his crew will definitely be talking tablets. That said, does anyone have a handle on what we'll see unveiled next week? Nope, but that's never kept anyone from speculating about what Cupertino has in store for the masses in the past, has it?
As a MacLife reader, we've arranged for you to get a special discount -- on us! -- for this year's event. Just a couple of weeks away, MacTech Conference 2011 is November 2-4 at the Sheraton Universal in Los Angeles. This amazing event is well regarded in our industry not just for the content, but also for the opportunities to meet and interact with others.
Hey, WWDC attendees and local nerds alike! Come hang out with us on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, the second day of WWDC. We'll be slurpin' down beverages and gabbin' about Apple right across the street from the Moscone Center at our official MacLife WWDC 2011 Reader Meetup. Join us, won't you?
Mac|Life fans, it's time for another Reader Meetup! We had such a great time mingling with you -- the readers! -- at our first event in downtown San Francisco, that we decided it's time we hang out again. This time, we're celebrating our 50th issue of Mac|Life magazine on Wednesday, March 2 in Cupertino, and we'd like to extend the invitation to you!
Do you want to hang out with the Mac|Life crew? Because we want to hang out with you! If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, come to Thirsty Bear in San Francisco next Thursday, January 20, at 6 p.m., and we'll have ourselves a grand old time. And if just being in our presence isn't enough (trust us, it's...not), you will also enjoy FREE BEER. Which will be free, as in beer. Free wine and appetizers too.
We'll be partying down from 6 to 8 p.m., giving away door prizes, playing some iPad games, testing your knowledge of Apple trivia, and trying to remember not to talk with our mouths full. Won't you join us?
Please RSVP with the form (after the jump) to be added to the guest list!
Apple CEO Steve Jobs will take the stage Tuesday night as the annual D: All Things Digital event kicks off today at an exclusive resort in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California, just 30 miles south of Los Angeles.